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2 intro, science, spheres

  1. 1. Physical Geography Class 2: Introduction to Geography, Science, Earth’s Spheres
  2. 2. The Earth System
  3. 3. Physical Geography <ul><li>Study of processes and features that make up the Earth, including the human environment where it interfaces with the earth. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Specialties <ul><li>Meteorology </li></ul><ul><li>Climatology </li></ul><ul><li>Geomorphology </li></ul><ul><li>Biogeography </li></ul><ul><li>Soil scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Oceanographers </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrologists </li></ul>
  5. 5. Themes of Geography 1. Location
  6. 6. 2. Characteristics of Places/Regions
  7. 7. 3. Spatial Distribution/ Patterns
  8. 8. 3. Spatial Patterns
  9. 9. 4. Spatial Interaction <ul><li>Destruction of the Rainforest </li></ul>
  10. 10. 4. Spatial Interaction <ul><li>Mt. Pinatubo and worldwide temperatures </li></ul>
  11. 11. 5. Changes in Earth’s Features and Systems
  12. 12. 6. Human –Environmental Interactions <ul><li>Post-Katrina New Orleans </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Process of Science <ul><li>Must be “testable” </li></ul>
  14. 14. 1. Make observation
  15. 15. 2. Propose hypothesis
  16. 16. 3. Technique to test hypothesis
  17. 17. 4. Use technique, make observations
  18. 18. 5. Does test support or reject hypothesis?
  19. 19. 6. Accept? Reject? Reformulate?
  20. 20. 7. Additional testing?
  21. 21. “ Scientific theory” vs. a regular old theory
  22. 22. Major Divisions/Spheres <ul><li>Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Lithosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Biosphere </li></ul>
  23. 23. Atmosphere
  24. 24. Lithosphere
  25. 25. Hydrosphere
  26. 26. Biosphere
  27. 27. Interactions between Spheres

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